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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1859

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Charles R. Collins

(Ap'd Pa.)


Charles Read Collins: Born Dec. 7, 1836, Spotsylvania, VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1859, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Top. Engineers, July 1, 1859.

Served: as Asst. Top. Engineer in making Maps of Explorations in Utah, at Washington, D. C., Dec. 21, 1859, to Mar. 18, 1861; and as Assistant in the Topographical Bureau at Washington, D. C., Mar. 18 to May 27, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861, on Mustering duty at Elmira, N. Y., May 27 to June 10, 1861.

Resigned, June 10, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Killed, May 12, 1864, in the Battle of Spottsylvania, Va.: Aged 27.

Buried, Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, King George, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: the deficiency is made good on the page at Find-a‑Grave.

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